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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr. « Show less

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  • Your pre-March Madness survival guide

    Woe is us, sports fans! After the Super Bowl and before the NCAA tournament, here lie the dragons of the American sports calendar. Sure, there's action for die-hard Blackhawks and Bulls fans, but even they spend February looking ahead to the thrills of...
  • Illinois recruiting class 'solid,' but Beckman's murky future an obstacle

    If there was ever a year for Illinois coach Tim Beckman to capitalize in recruiting, this was it. The Illini played in their first bowl game in his tenure. Their six wins were triple their total in his first season in 2012. The recruiting class that...
  • After some rest, Terps seek return to form vs. Penn State

    After some rest, Terps seek return to form vs. Penn State
    Maryland guard Richaud Pack said he felt the difference almost immediately when the men’s basketball team returned to practice Saturday, two days after the No. 17 Terps suffered their worst loss of the season at Ohio State. Pack, who had been...
  • Naperville Central graduate Emma Ondik on target for DePauw

    Naperville Central graduate Emma Ondik on target for DePauw
    The 5-foot-5 senior guard is averaging 11.4 points for the DePauw (16-1). The Tigers are 9-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Emma Ondik, a Naperville Central graduate, has spent most of the year coming off the bench for DePauw University....
  • Strong Big Ten debut aids Rutgers recruiting

    A good showing by Rutgers in its first season in the Big Ten helped the Scarlet Knights close out strong its recruitment of the class of 2015. Rutgers, which went 8-5, including 3-5 in the Big Ten and defeated North Carolina 40-21 in the Quick Lane Bowl,...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    •A Page 1 story on Tuesday about the Medicaid expansion in Illinois failed to specify the amount of the federal government's contribution to the health care program. In fact, about half of the roughly $20 billion that Illinois budgeted for the state...
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  • Record crowd sees Illini come up short vs. Indiana

    CHAMPAIGN — In a game of runs, Indiana sprinted to the finish ahead of Illinois. The Hoosiers beat Illinois 80-74 before a record crowd at the State Farm Center on Sunday, using a 13-2 run to close it out. "Just a play or two here or there,"...
  • Mark Turgeon says it was 'great timing' for Terps to get this weekend off

    Mark Turgeon says it was 'great timing' for Terps to get this weekend off
    Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon used to bemoan the long breaks in the schedule, for fear that his Terps would lose focus. Even Turgeon admitted that Maryland’s first Big Ten bye could not have come at a better time. When the...
  • Branden Dawson, A.J. Hammons, Spike Albrecht make noise in Big Ten

    Too close to call. That's the slim margin for error in Big Ten basketball. Not even Wisconsin's Badgers, clearly the class of the conference, can afford to relax. Witness that lowly Rutgers is reponsible for their only league loss. Northwest Indiana...
  • Football recruiting notes: Raby's Jamal Milan taking his time

    Football recruiting notes: Raby's Jamal Milan taking his time
    Jamal Milan remains one of the top unsigned seniors in the state. The Raby senior defensive tackle said he narrowed his list to Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa State. He plans to announce his decision at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at his school. "I...